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Continuing their long-standing commitment to working in Byker, Northern Stage are once again returning to the area with their new production The Kids Are Alright. The play follows a couple dealing with the loss of a child, aiming to explore feelings of grief and loss in tandem with lightness and humour.

Created in collaboration with Encounter and Fuel, the play has been adapted from the stage to be performed outdoors at the Byker Wall Estate, something which writer and co-creator Lee Mattinson is incredibly excited about. “To reimagine the show for a community I’ve come to feel so at home in is a joy,” says Mattinson, who has worked in Byker for two years. “Not only does this new site-specific version dance the same dotted line between comedy and tragedy as the original stage production, but there’s something delicious in creating a live performance exclusively for residents on the estate.”

The performance will be streamed via Northern Stage’s website from Monday 30th November-Wednesday 2nd December.

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